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Virgin Islander Returns to Work at Schneider

May 30, 2006 – A native Virgin Islander has returned home to work full time as a licensed physical therapist for Schneider Regional Medical Center.
Jerry R. Smith, a graduate from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in Augustine, Fla., has joined the hospital's Rehabilitation Department. He is the first physical therapist on the island of St. Thomas to have a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.
Smith also received his Bachelor's Degree in Athletic Training from Barry University in Miami, Fla. He is well versed in sports medicine, orthopedics, spine, spinal cord and manual manipulative rehabilitation techniques.
Smith, a 1996 graduate of Eudora Kean High School, was a sports medicine intern with the 2003 Miami Hurricanes football team.
"I've done three internships here at the Schneider Hospital and now I'm glad to come back home to work full-time," Smith said. "I've always been interested in physical therapy, so working in rehabilitation and sports medicine was a good fit for me."
"We welcome Mr. Smith to the Schneider Regional team and look forward to the growing expansion of our Rehabilitation Department that offers physical, occupational, and speech language therapy to Virgin Islanders," said Rodney E. Miller Sr., president and CEO of Schneider Regional Medical Center.
Schneider Regional's physical therapists provide treatment for all ages in the areas of orthopedics, sports medicine, neck, back, stroke, spinal cord and prosthetic rehab while using various modalities for pain control. An occupational therapist on staff also provides treatment that assists with improving function, activities of daily living, use of adaptive equipment, and family training. A speech language pathologist also provides evaluation and treatment of patients with cognitive, communicative, and swallowing problems. The Rehabilitation Department can be reached at 776-8311, ext. 2109.

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May 30, 2006 - A native Virgin Islander has returned home to work full time as a licensed physical therapist for Schneider Regional Medical Center.
Jerry R. Smith, a graduate from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in Augustine, Fla., has joined the hospital's Rehabilitation Department. He is the first physical therapist on the island of St. Thomas to have a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.
Smith also received his Bachelor's Degree in Athletic Training from Barry University in Miami, Fla. He is well versed in sports medicine, orthopedics, spine, spinal cord and manual manipulative rehabilitation techniques.
Smith, a 1996 graduate of Eudora Kean High School, was a sports medicine intern with the 2003 Miami Hurricanes football team.
"I've done three internships here at the Schneider Hospital and now I'm glad to come back home to work full-time," Smith said. "I've always been interested in physical therapy, so working in rehabilitation and sports medicine was a good fit for me."
"We welcome Mr. Smith to the Schneider Regional team and look forward to the growing expansion of our Rehabilitation Department that offers physical, occupational, and speech language therapy to Virgin Islanders," said Rodney E. Miller Sr., president and CEO of Schneider Regional Medical Center.
Schneider Regional's physical therapists provide treatment for all ages in the areas of orthopedics, sports medicine, neck, back, stroke, spinal cord and prosthetic rehab while using various modalities for pain control. An occupational therapist on staff also provides treatment that assists with improving function, activities of daily living, use of adaptive equipment, and family training. A speech language pathologist also provides evaluation and treatment of patients with cognitive, communicative, and swallowing problems. The Rehabilitation Department can be reached at 776-8311, ext. 2109.